Why Amazon says weed could solve its driver shortage.

Amazon is asking delivery partners not to screen for marijuana in hopes that it will increase driver applications.


September 8, 2021

Amazon says its number of driver applicants who fail drug tests for marijuana use is too high.

When screening for marijuana, the company’s driver applicant pool reportedly drops by 30% — the opposite of what you want during a labor crunch.

Now, Bezos’s baby is instructing delivery partners to explicitly advertise that they don’t screen for marijuana, which Amazon says could light up the applicant pool by 400%.

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